Solid Reaction: Orangutan Watches A Magic Trick

December 9, 2015

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This is a short video of a young female orangutan responding to a disappearing nut magic trick. She LOSES IT. She thinks that is the greatest trick in the world. And it might be, I've watched the video four times already and I've been trying to locate this magician to see if he needs a sexy assistant. I've been wanting to be sawed in half for several years now -- it's on my box list. "You mean bucket?" No, I had to use a box, the only bucket I could find had a hole in it. I think my roommate was trying to make a sex toy.

Keep going for the video, then wish your friends were as cool as that ape.

Thanks to Ash, who agrees if you're a magician, you want that orangutan sitting front and center at your next show.

  • westmclarenmerc

    I heard this trick also works in Detroit.

  • Kaizer Chief

    Hey GW, I keep getting forcibly redirected to a spammy website (bestiphone6s.com or something). Obviously malicious... BTW, I'm browsing on an iPhone.

  • Selfloathing

    poor baby locked up....nothing that intelligent should be in a cage. Except your mom maybe. Also not a monkey.

  • Megraptor

    But where else would they go? Their habitat is currently burning... If it can get everything it needs in captivity including safety, then is it so wrong that they not only live, but thrive in zoos?

  • shashi

    The process you are referring to (domestication) does not save wild species. Slave owners would use the same logic. The trick is to rehabilitate and re-home into the wild

  • Megraptor

    But there currently is no home for them. Releasing them would be almost certain death for them. The rainforest that hasn't been cut down for palm oil production is currently on fire because of severe drought and forest fires in Southeast Asia.
    Thinking they are better off in the wild where they would be dead is just absurd. Also, it's very much unlike a slave owner. A slave owner makes their slaves work for food. These orangutans, and most zoo animals, just have to exist for food. The staff of accredited zoos love the animals. Zoos that are up to date have exhibits that mimick their natural habitat and/or many things to interact with so that they can show normal behaviors. They also have medical care, so if anything goes wrong, the animals can be treated.

  • shashi

    I'll concede the 'slaver' point is an unfair comparison and i think you've made some reasoned assertions although the phrase "thrive in zoos" is contentious to me. Please don't give up on saving their natural habitats and support sanctuaries/nature reserves

  • Sebastiann Elegant√© Neely

    She has such a sweet face!

  • Munihausen

    Orangutan != monkey. But yes, funny stuff.

  • redapes

    If you love this video please help orangutans in the wild, where they're critically endangered! Orangutan Outreach: http://redapes.org

  • TheQiwiMan

    Oh my gosh I'm dying, that was adorable.

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